2016 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize Winner
Hargreaves Associates is pleased to announce that we were awarded the 2016 Rosa Barba International Landscape Prize at the 9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, Spain on September 30th. The Rosa Barba Prize was formulated in 1999 as a European prize and is now international with the intent to raise the discourse on landscape architecture globally and to celebrate world-class projects that make a difference.
The prize was awarded for our work on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, a project that the Mayor of London called “the winner of the Games” and that transformed a 274 acre derelict brownfield site and channelized river into the public realm that formed the centerpiece of the Games and the legacy park for future generations to enjoy – and to catalyze urban, ecological, economic and social change to London’s East End.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was one of 10 finalists’ projects from around the world and was lauded by the jury as “strategic, holistic, catalytic and intelligent. It remediates, transforms and activates. It points to prioritizing well-designed public realm parkland and environmental remediation as the primary center-pieces for urban re-development, and is an example of landscape architects ‘leading the way’ through complex multi-disciplinary projects.”
We are also pleased to announce that we will be honored at the annual gala at the Cooper Hewitt Museum on October 20th as this year’s recipients of the National Design Award in Landscape Architecture. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. Winners are selected based on the level of excellence, innovation and public impact of their body of work.